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Vistara commences direct flights to its first destination in Africa, ET TravelWorld

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Full-service carrier Vistara has started new direct, 5x weekly flights between Mumbai and Mauritius, marking its entry into Africa. Mauritius is the 15th international destination, and the first in Africa, that Vistara has added to its growing network.

The airline has deployed its recently inducted A321LR aircraft with a three-class configuration, as it becomes the only carrier to offer flyers the choice of Premium Economy cabin in addition to Business and Economy Class, on this route.

“We are delighted to take India’s finest airline to Africa, as we launch operations to Mauritius. The long-standing relations and strong trade ties between the two countries, in addition to the growing tourism potential of the destination, make it a perfect fit in our network. We are confident that customers will appreciate having the option of experiencing Vistara’s award-winning product and services on this sector,” said Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara, commenting on the development.

Vistara becomes the first airline in India to add Airbus A321LR to its fleet

With an increased maximum take-off weight of 97 tonnes and the third auxiliary center fuel tank, enabling the aircraft to cover longer range; the Airbus A321LR opens an array of possibilities for Vistara as it focuses on expanding its international network. The A321LR aircraft has a total of 188 seats in Vistara’s three-class cabin configuration – 12 lie flat seats in Business Class, 24 seats in Premium Economy, and 152 in Economy Class.

Vistara will accept all eligible travellers meeting visa and entry requirements in both countries, as specified by the respective government bodies.Mauritius is the 12th international destination that Vistara has connected with Mumbai (including Colombo and Dammam, where the airline commenced flights from March 1, 2023).

Damman is Vistara’ s second destination in Saudi Arabia, complementing its 7x weekly connectivity between Mumbai and Jeddah.

  • Published On Mar 27, 2023 at 12:03 PM IST

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